Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Finishing up the month.

Mike has just a few days of orthopedics left, and then he starts ED for September. Orthopedics includes a lot of splinting and casting, and I guess he hasn't had the chance to do all of them at work, so he practices on me. If you came over to our house at night, after Claire was in bed, you'd probably see me in the middle of the floor with a splint on each arm, and Mike working on one for my leg. Fun stuff. I actually don't mind, the splints heat up all 'comfy-cozy' (as Claire would say), and besides, this is one of the less invasive skills he's practiced on me.











This past weekend we went to the Art Festival in Old Port, and also caught one of the L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series concerts. Every Saturday throughout the summer, there are free outdoor concerts at the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport. We heard Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, who play some fantastic Cajun music. Claire had a blast dancing. Freeport a really cool town, and its only about 20 minutes from our house. Still, its probably one of the longest drives we've taken since being out here. We've been really spoiled with having everything so close. 20 minutes was only half of Mike's one-way commute to school when we lived in Waukesha. Spoiled, that's what we are.




























8 comments:

Winnie said...

I guess Sheila is the practice guinea pig. Looks like fun.

JC said...

Tell us more about the "invasive" things Mike has been doing on you. I'm curious.

sheila said...
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Eric said...

You don't even want to know the invasive things Mike tries to do at the cabin. Oh, man. The physical scarring is the easy part. It's the emotional scarring that never seems to heal.

sheila said...

This was not invasive because my roll was to sit and do nothing for a relatively short amount of time. I can't count how many times I had to be the patient presenting with fill-in-the-blank-itous. Or lay on the couch for an hour and a half while he checks out my pulse and breathing. Or the 47th mock physical.

But what is a little uncomfortable-ness for the sake of medicine, right?

monnie halberg said...

practice makes perfect.

michael said...

Wait until I start trying to perfect my chest tube skills!

Sheila is great to play along with all of my practicing.

jimhalberg said...

Claire's hair is so long!